Luther Strange makes efforts to promote culture of life

Luther Strange
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Continuing his commitment to stand for life, pro-life Sen. Luther Strange announced Thursday two of his latest efforts to make government more accountable to the people of Alabama, and defend the dignity of the unborn.

First he announced he joined the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) on Wednesday.

Dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right to a family, the CCA is the largest bicameral, bipartisan caucus in Congress with over 150 members.

As a member of the coalition, Strange intends to continue his advocacy for the children of the Yellowhammer State, particularly the 1,156 in foster care awaiting adoption.

Strange also announced he signed on as a co-sponsor of Mississippi-Republican Sen. Roger Wicker’s bill, S. 184, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017.

The legislation would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. The legislation also has a provision to make certain all plans offered through Obamacare health care exchanges must disclose whether they include coverage of elective abortion procedures, as well as the abortion surcharge embedded into abortion-covering plans.

“Our society cannot be truly prosperous until it respects the rights of the most vulnerable among us. The use of taxpayer funding for the scourge of abortion undermines the liberties and freedoms our nation promises to provide to its citizens,” said Strange. “I am proud to be pro-life – both for children in the womb and for those waiting for adopted homes and families – and along with my colleagues in Congress, I will continue to stand firm on their behalf.”